This section includes tools and resources to help councils research, plan and instigate opportunities for community action projects. It includes a business case toolkit to demonstrate the impact of investment, guidance for strategic leads and members and a literature search produced by The King's Fund.

community action guide


A guide for councillors and strategic leaders

An introduction to community action and some guiding principles

DevoNext devolution resources for local government


Making the case

A tool to help demonstrate the impact of investing in community action

Literature review


Literature review

Useful background reading into community action

community action case studies


Case studies

Useful examples from across the sector